Embracing the Transition: Our Journey to "The Big Kid Bed"

April 29, 2024

Transitioning from a crib to a big kid bed can be a daunting milestone for both parents and children alike. Questions abound: Is now the right time? What if they wake up in the middle of the night? Will this disrupt our sleep even further? These concerns are valid, but sometimes, the transition can actually make bedtime easier and cozier for the whole family.

Here are some valuable tips that we learned along the way to make the transition smoother:

Prepare Together: Involving your child in the process of transitioning to a big kid bed can make them feel empowered and excited about the change. Let them pick out their bedding or choose a special stuffed animal to accompany them in their new bed. This ownership of the experience can foster a sense of pride in their accomplishments.

Open Communication: It's crucial that every member of the family is on the same page about the transition. Discuss the plan with your partner and any other caregivers involved in your child's bedtime routine. Consistency and clarity are key to making the transition successful.

Stick to the Plan: Once you've established a bedtime routine and plan for the transition, stick to it. Consistency provides children with a sense of security and predictability, which can help ease any anxieties they may have about the change.


At Gooselings, we believe in embracing the reality of family life rather than striving for an idealized image of perfection. Our homes are meant to be lived in, and that includes the bedrooms where our children sleep. By focusing on how we live in our spaces rather than how they look, we can create environments that support our family's needs and facilitate positive experiences like the transition to a big kid bed.

While the transition from a crib to a big kid bed may seem daunting, it can actually bring newfound comfort and closeness to your family's bedtime routine. By involving your child in the process, communicating openly with your family members, and sticking to a consistent plan, you can navigate this milestone with confidence and ease. And remember, it's not about achieving perfection—it's about creating a space where your family can thrive and grow together.


Here is how to style a bed perfect for the transitions:

Chasing The Stars

Collage of Items for Child's Room
1. Twin Duvet Set - Once Upon A Time, Blue
2. Solid Fitted Sheet - White
3. Printable Art - You Are The Light
4. Wall Decals - Once Upon A Time
5. Personalized Seaside Stripes Toddler Pillow
6. Solid Standard Pillowcase - White
7. Noann the Teddy Bear - Blue
8.  Goodnight Gooseling Activity Book



Timeless Charm

Collage of Items for Child's Room
1. Twin Duvet Set - Picnic Gingham Twin Set, Beige
2. Monogram Animal Parade Toddler Pillow - Ivory
3. Wall Decals - Prehistoric Wonders Wall Decals
4. Printable Art - Stars Are Dancing 
5. Goodnight Gooseling Activity Book
6. Solid Fitted Sheet - White
7. Children's Hanger - Beige Gingham
8.  Solid Standard Pillowcase - White
9. Noann The Teddy Bear - Grey Beige



Whispers of Wonder

Collage of Items for Child's Room
1. Twin Duvet Set - Secret Garden
2. Monogram Picnic Gingham Toddler Pillow - Beige
3. Secret Garden Garland
4.  Wall Decals - Into The Woodlands
5. Solid Standard Pillowcase - Ivory
6. Goosie Knit Companion
7.  Solid Fitted Sheet - Ivory
8.  Children's Hanger - Ivory



Pretty in Pink

Collage of Items for Child's Room
1. Twin Duvet Set - Picnic Gingham, Pink
2. Solid Standard Pillowcase - White
3. Solid Fitted Sheet - White
4. Monogramed Enchanted Wildflowers Toddler Pillow - Ivory
5. Bird's Song Wall Decals
6. Storytime with Friends - Printable Art
7. Emma The Rabbit - Grey Beige


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